Get error message: "The current command did not succeed. The mail server responded: RENAME failed: Can't create mailbox node /home/meroca/Mail/Trash/: File exists." On the server-side, we are using the standard U-Washington IMAP server, and we are able to delete folders on many different IMAP clients, including Outlook Express, Eudora, PINE, and Pegasus.
What is your IMAP server directly? Can you attach a screen shot of your Advanced IMAP Server Settings info here? Thanks. Or, are you trying to delete a folder name which already existing in Trash folder?
Summary: Cannot delete a mail Folder in IMAP. → UW IMAP: Cannot delete a mail Folder in IMAP.
I am using the IMAP standard server from Washington University, the people that created the IMAP protocol. (http://www.washington.edu/imap/). ftp://ftp.cac.washington.edu/imap/imap-2001a.tar.Z There is no "Advanced IMAP Server Settings". This is a standard compile of the UWashington IMAP server. Basically, if you create a "mailbox" called "Trash", you are creating a standard file on the unix IMAP server which can contain messages. A mailbox/file cannot contain another mailbox, and cannot contain sub-folders. If you create a containing folder by naming the folder "folder-container/", the folder cannot contain messages, it can only contain other mailboxes.
dup of bug 119630?
There appears to be a fix for this.. If you go into Mail & News Account Settings, under Server Settings: Advanced, uncheck the "Server supports folders that contain sub-folders and messages". Deleting folders will then work properly. Suggest making that option 'off' by default.
Marking this as a duplicate. If you thaink that's an error, please reopen. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 119630 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Verified as dup.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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